My family and I are on our way to pray at the 40 Days for Life vigil at the largest Planned Parenthood in the world here in Houston.

Like you, our family's school, work, and other plans have all been altered or canceled during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

As the abortion industry continues to do abortions, we've been working closely with our local leaders to help follow the best advice from the experts and help keep everyone as safe as possible during this record-sized campaign in 507 cities. You can find your location at

While we continue to stand vigil and pray for an end to abortion, we do need to take necessary health precautions.

We have asked all campaigns to limit any 40 Days for Life events to fewer than 50 people--if they host group events at all--in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines. We also encourage our leaders and all 40 Days for Life participants to:

  • Follow the advice of the CDC and US Coronavirus website as well as those of your state and local leaders as guidelines vary from location to location.
  • Monitor and comply with all national, state/provincial, and local health and safety directives.
  • Practice social distancing at your vigil sites by remaining three feet away from other participants and avoiding physical contact such as handshakes and hugs.

See the CDC's new recommendations here:

Your prayers remain as important as ever as the abortion industry continues to manipulate every crisis to push for even more abortions. (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi even attempted to use coronavirus relief legislation to weaken the ban on direct taxpayer funding of abortion.)

Earthquakes, recessions, hurricanes, and now global pandemics--it doesn't matter what the emergency is, Planned Parenthood and its allies see abortion as the solution.

Don't let the abortion industry take advantage of misfortune to sell even more abortions. Keep praying and fasting in your community as you keep your family safe during this unprecedented time.

Shawn Carney, President/CEO

In addition to co-founding 40 Days for Life, Shawn is one of the most sought-after pro-life speakers, addressing audiences coast-to-coast and internationally. He has executive produced award-winning pro-life documentaries. Shawn co-authored the #1 top-rated Christian book: 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done ... Imagine What He Can Do and also wrote The Beginning of the End of Abortion.